1. There's not really a hard-and-fast list.
2. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the 50th anniversary of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
3. Some of the Founding Fathers had unusual pets.
4. Yes, George Washington wore dentures, but they weren't made of wood.
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5. Among Benjamin Franklin's many inventions were bifocals and the lightning rod.
6. Abigail Adams told her husband John to "remember the ladies."
7. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had a longstanding feud, which finally erupted into a duel.
8. Do you know why we call a signature a "John Hancock?"
9. While John Hancock's signature may be the most famous on the Declaration, it's not the most valuable.
10. Though he was one of the most influential thinkers of the American Revolution, only six people attended the funeral of Thomas Paine in 1809.
11. James Wilson was one of the first Justices of the Supreme Court—and the only one to ever be jailed.
12. Francis Hopkinson once took credit for designing the United States flag.
13. In addition to being a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Dr. Benjamin Rush was the "father of American psychiatry."
14. Charles Carroll of Carrollton signed the Declaration of Independence and helped found the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
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